As we begin our 30th year in business, we wanted to salute the employees who have made Chicago Meat Authority a life-long career and gave out 28 service awards to those who have achieved milestones with the company. These individuals are a shining example of what makes us “your authority on quality meats.” They, and their brethren who have already achieved these benchmark years of service, know that their contributions to the company make us a better supplier, a better customer and a better employer. We continue to look at each other as teammates and strive to help each other remain a cohesive unit across all aspects of our organization from our butchers to our accounting staff, from our packers to our sales team. This year as we grow and expand, we will ramp up our training initiatives so that we communicate across the organization and bring all of our departments together to function as an integrated team. On our anniversary, as we do every year, we celebrate all of our employees and give special recognition and my personal thank you to the three who this year reached the 25-year level of tenure with us. We also applaud the two who have entered the Platinum Ring this year, signifying their 10 years of employment. And we give thanks to the 23 who are entering the Burgundy Circle, signifying their 5-year commitment to the company. Chicago Meat Authority wants to grow with our employees and have them grow with us. We thank you for your dedicated service and willingness to be leaders and authorities within our company and the industry.